Here are some things on my mind.
Kick Off: No Yelk this season. Will we see the ball get kicked off to the opponnets 20 yard line, and then he runs another 20-25 yards? This is huge b/c it is like giving up 2 first downs right away. I hope we have this figured out.
Field goals: Shaggy. I feel really good about him this year. The only question is field goals in the 40-49yd range and in the clutch. I think he will be alright though.
Running Game: Hicks is great blocker for the passing game but is more of an undersized fullback. We really need a back (cory ross, albert young etc...) Those guys are good protectors of the QB, and can fly though small holes and ALSO catch and run on a screen pass. I hope hicks proves everyone wrong and we can get more help from the other backs this season to give him some rest.
Passing: Give this an absolute A, but for some reason I don't think we run the smartest routes for the protection our QB is getting. There is no reason we can't run the ball with are receiving core. This should be fun to watch and is how we will win the majority of our games.
Oline: We have alot back so this should be good right? Don't know. If we just get enough room to run respectively then the passing game fires up and we can also run out a game clock for once.
D-line and LB: Not really sure about this. Ask me this if we had Berryman and Robertson. We should be decent enough to win some games, but Iowa, OU, Texas, Nebraska, and Tech could give us fits with there running games and techs wierd short pass offense.
DBacks: 50/50 on this also. We have some good talent back there, but we lost some really good players. Short passes pretty much killed us last year. I do like who Coach Mac is bringing in lately for Backs though.
Punter: Do we have a punter? All I could find is this Brandtner kid thats a RS Fresh. Whats up with this?
So when you put the games into catagories: (and yes I know we shouldn't take anyone lightly)
Must win 6-7 of these.
We need at least one of these two (better NU b/c of north)
Get at least one of these. (conference would be better)
8-4 (5-3?) Doesn't sound too bad with that schedule. could be better could be worse.
Alamo, Holiday, Sun bowl bid?